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#Nonfiction #BookReview: Moneyball by Michael Lewis

Genre: Sport, popular economics

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The Blurb:

Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis follows the low-budget Oakland A’s, visionary general manager Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball theorists. 177 more words

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